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Plussize News Roundup: July 25

Plussize News Roundup: July 25

Have you noticed the increase in fantastic coverage of plussize events/news lately? Check out this week’s news roundup.

Listen Up, Fashion Companies: Plus-Size Women Are Literally Just Waiting to Give You Our Money (xoJane): Columnist Veronica Miller comments on Christina Binkley’s video of a WSJ Live interview about the plussize fashion market–which was prompted by Vogue’s choice of June cover model, curvy girl Kate Upton. Watch the interview below.

Plus Size Clothing Sold Online But Not In-Stores Poses Problem For Shoppers (Huffington Post Style): The article notes how difficult it is for plussize women to shop in stores in the U.S. because of the limited size ranges popular retailers carry in their brick-and-mortars. It also summarizes the findings of Modcloth’s recent survey of plussize shoppers.

Full Figured Fashion Week: It’s Not Your Average Runway Show (Forbes): This article is pretty much a profile for Gwen DeVoe as the creator and personality behind Full Figured Fashion Week. Great exposure for the event…but wow, what a diva!

If Obesity Is a Disease, Why Are So Many Obese People Healthy? (Times Ideas): In light of the American Medical Association’s recent decision to classify obesity as a disease, this article raises the very pertinent point that people of all shapes and sizes are healthy and unhealthy and that obesity does not automatically make someone unhealthy.

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